Saturday, March 22, 2008
Chase the Sun Tour complete!
Well done all! We fought disconnects, we fought weather, we fought the laws of physics and we won! The Chase the Sun Blackbird Round the World Tour was a great success.
First, some stats:
Total legs flown: 12
Total distance covered: 23930 NM
Total flight time: 17 hours 23 minutes
Total trip time: 22 hours 15 minutes
Average speed: 1378.5 Knots
Longest leg: 2373 nm, Kashi - Assab, 1 hr 35 mins
Fastest leg: Rochambeau - La Mesa, 1480 knots avg.
Highest speed attained: Mach 3.37 - 1999 knots ground speed
Highest altitude: 84500 feet
Bottles of Stella Artois consumed: 46 (approximately)
Habus destroyed: 0 ;)
The circumnavigation record we had to beat (including refueling time which is factored into trip time) was 36 hours 14 minutes set by the B-1B in 1995. I'd say we fairly well kicked its ass. ;)
Again, great job guys, that was one hell of an effort! I'd mark that down as a serious FSX accomplishment. I was thoroughly impressed with your mastery(s) of the Habu by the time we wrapped up. :)
Thanks to everyone who participated, and my apologies to those who suffered many disconnects and lag. I wish FSX multiplayer was a little more robust than it is, but we made the best of it.